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UFC 140 Still Not Sold Out A Week Out From The Event

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Eight months ago the UFC packed 55,000 fans into the Rogers Centre to watch Georges St. Pierre defend his welterweight title against Jake Shields. The atmosphere was electric and the Canadian fans showed up in droves to support the national hero. This week there is a completely different story. Instead of an enormous sold out crowd, Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida may do battle in front of a partially filled Air Canada Centre.

The Toronto Sun was the first to report on the ticketing troubles surrounding the event. When the UFC rolled into town for UFC 129, the city was abuzz with excitement and expectations. The first event was a huge success with local media doing their part in building up the supercard. For UFC 140, it would appear that they just haven't gotten on board with the promotion. The city is all but dead with the event just a week away. From the Toronto Sun:

Despite the great line-up, there's been little hoopla over the city's second ever UFC event, which still has tickets available.

In reality, with so many cities around the world clamouring to host the UFC these days, Toronto should be counting its blessings. Only Montreal in 2010 and Las Vegas, where the UFC is headquartered, have ever held two events in the same year, Wright said.

The UFC will likely come to town at least once a year from now on, he said, adding the ACC show is more in line with a typical UFC event.

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Post #1   12/5/11 6:49:04PM   

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All the good, cheap seats were sold out in the first 15 minutes, I can tell you that.

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Post #2   12/5/11 7:00:45PM   

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Employment shortage has us Canadians catching 1 live ufc event per year.

Post #4   12/5/11 7:14:15PM   

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What do you guys think the attendance will be?

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It will probably sell out the day of the event, but Its hard to say for sure, the tickets that are left are all expensive.

There are no pairs of seats available in the upper level and the ones I can find for sale in the lower bowl are about 1500$ a pair

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i think there will be about 17,000 people in attendance out of the 20,000 or so...which is still better than most events

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they should have put more Canadians on the card. i guess GSP really is worth the 4 million they pay him. put his ass on the card and theres record numbers.

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Posted by Budgellism

All the good, cheap seats were sold out in the first 15 minutes, I can tell you that.



No kidding haha. I'll have to enjoy my semi-expensive seats.

Post #9   12/5/11 10:30:22PM   

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Since GSP isnt on the card, Tuvok rallied all Canadians and told them to stay home.

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Posted by FlashyG

It will probably sell out the day of the event, but Its hard to say for sure, the tickets that are left are all expensive.

There are no pairs of seats available in the upper level and the ones I can find for sale in the lower bowl are about 1500$ a pair


That's insane! Who has that kind of money?

Post #11   12/6/11 1:13:51PM   

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This is the first Canadian event i'm going to miss... the card just doesnt do it for me... i was really disapointed when they came up with tito/lil nog and mir/nog II...all canadian cards so far had me interested and well they were all great events. This one, i'm not so sure about the success it'll have.

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